1. Where were you before this and what persuaded you to join Concordia College?
I taught at St. Michael’s Lutheran School in Hahndorf for many years. We joined this community when my husband became the pastor at the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and have been so blessed to raise our family in such a beautiful place with such beautiful people. As each other person in my family has spread their wings, I was wondering about different doors opening for me too. A simple conversation with a friend was the beginning of a real sense that God was leading me to try something new.
2. Three words to describe you.
I try to be genuine, empathetic and adventurous.
3. What is your motivation or inspiration in your role?
I am so thankful to have had parents and wonderful role models who have taught me about God and have helped me to grow in my understanding of His activity in our lives. Reading God’s word continues to give me great encouragement, inspiration and motivation. I love to learn new things and to build relationships and am so thankful to be working in the Concordia community to be able to do both. Working with young learners is so unpredictable but so fun! I love the constant challenge of working to meet the needs of the students in our care.
4. If you had a superpower, what would it be?
My dream superpower would be to be able to click my heels together and immediately travel to wherever I wish. Of course, I would need some beautiful boots in which to be able to do this, (a little different to Dorothy’s shoes in the Wizard of Oz), and to be able to take lots of people with me. I love exploring God’s world. There is simply too much to see and do and so many people to do this with!
5. Who would you invite to a dinner party of six guests and why? Alternatively, tell us something you might like to share that we could not possibly know?
My husband Stephen, our two sons and other family members are always great dinner company. We love time to sit, laugh and share. Relationships are very important to me and time to build these is always precious.